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Night Chilies

Chimayo Santa Fe Hotel

Have you ever been to Santa Fe, NM? It’s kind of a long weekend getaway for folks here in Colorado. Too far for two days, but perfect for three or four. It’s full of bright beautiful color and well worth the trip. I was still wired after a long day of traveling, so I decided to go shoot some photos late one night. Here’s a cool spot I found at the Hotel Chimayo. Great place at the price is right!

San Francisco Folks – I’m headed that way in a bit, do you have any must see, must do, must eat type of things you could share with me? I’d totally appreciate it.

The Fuji Xperiment

Fuji x100s Review

You probably know by now that I’ve been slowly evaluating the Fuji x100s. Finally, I’ve finished up my review of it. I’d love for you to give it a look. In short, the Fuji x100s is a fantastic camera, unlike any other camera on the market. However, if you remember my experiment I conducted in Nevada last year, you know I have telephoto eyes. No, the x100s won’t satisfy my need for subject isolation or lens compression. That being said, I’m more than satisfied with the x100s for environmental portraits. I’m also impressed with the size, weight and image quality of the X series cameras. That being said….you might just an X-E1 experiment beginning soon.

Denver Cash Register Building

Denver Cash Register Building

If you read the title, you are disqualified from this guessing game. Guess what we call this building here in Denver? Yep, you guessed it…the Cash Register Building. Other than having a melting snow issue, which falls 700 ft to the pedestrians below, it’s cool and definitely the signature of the Denver skyline.

Photographer’s Notes – This is a single image processed in Nik Viveza 2 and Lightroom 4.

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

This is the view from the Colorado National Monument outside of Grand Junction, CO. If you are ever visiting, make sure you add an hour or two to you plan so you can take a little side-trip. In October, there is a bike ride that tours through it ( register here ). I’ll be there!

If you’d like to use it for your desktop, click the image to get a much larger version!

Photographer’s Note – I processed this image using the Photomatix 32bit HDR plugin (click here to get it). It’s a very slick tool for your workflow which allows you to generate 32bit HDR files, re-import back into Lightroom and then use LRs familiar Develop Module.

Tree of Life

Tree Of Life Utah

If you have ever driven west of Salt Lake City, you probably seen the Tree of Life. It’s a 100ft sculpture that rises up out out the salt flats. You’d think it’s a mirage. Have you ever seen it?

Photographer’s Note I used Trey Ratcliff’s Lightroom presets to process this image. Just one click and I was done! Click Here to get them. Use the code HOSSedia to save yourself some money on them.